Russia has spoken of serious retaliation against Ukraine after two drones damaged two buildings in Moscow, writes Reuters.
No one was injured in the attacks. One of the drones hit a building next to where the Russian military is holding meetings about the war in Ukraine, a symbolic gesture that demonstrated the capabilities of the drones. A Reuters journalist who was at the scene after the attack reported that surrounding roads were closed, debris was strewn on the ground, and windows on the first two floors of one of the buildings had been blown out.
The statement of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the third “helicopter-type drone” was not equipped with explosives and fell in a cemetery near Russia. The ministry has promised to find and punish the perpetrators of the attack.
The drone attack on Moscow, while not causing extensive damage and causing no casualties, is the highest-profile attack since May when two similar drones were sent to the Kremlin.
17 drones flew into Russia’s annexed Crimea at night,
but the Russian Ministry of Defense informed that they were shot down. However, the ammunition warehouse and residential building were also hit. The Foreign Ministry of Russia has announced that the incident was terrorism on the part of the Ukrainian government, and the Russian Federation reserves the right to strongly respond to the attacks.
Former President of Russia, now Deputy Chairman of the Russian Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said that Moscow should expand the number of targets in Ukraine, including unexpected and unusual targets, the destruction of which leaves a great impression.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy promised to respond to the Russian terrorist attacks on Odessa on Sunday, the 23rd of July. Ukrainians rarely comment on attacks inside Russia or in Russian-occupied territories.
On the 24th of July, an attack by Russian drones destroyed grain warehouses near the Danube and injured seven people.
The Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine, Mykhailo Fedorov, informed that the drone strikes were carried out on the “ork capital and Crimea”, and it is already much more difficult for the occupiers to defend themselves against attacks from the air.
As for the drone attacks in Moscow, the focus is now likely to turn to where the drones were launched from and whether Ukrainian supporters in Russia may have been involved in the attack. After the alleged attack on the Kremlin in May, US experts came to the conclusion that drones had been launched on Russian territory.
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